Vigil@nce: MS Excel, remote code execution via Chart AxesSet
August 2008 by Vigil@nce
An attacker can create a malicious Excel file in order to execute code on victim’s computer.
Consequences: privileged access/rights
Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack
Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)
Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)
Creation date: 13/08/2008
Microsoft Excel [confidential versions]
MS Excel can create charts with different parameters such as "AxesSet" which define the location and the size of a set of axes on a scheme.
A spreadsheet Excel with a malicious value of "AxesSet" can lead to code execution.
An attacker can therefore create a malicious Excel file in order to execute code on victim’s computer.
Identifiers: 954066, CVE-2008-3004, MS08-043, VIGILANCE-VUL-8014